Thursday, May 27, 2010

Love......

Every day they come to the shop. She sits and waits until he opens the door for her and helps her out of the car. He walks close beside her as they cross the pavement to the door. Some days they walk around finding the groceries he has on his list, chatting together as they go. Other days they come just for the drive, something to do together and a reason to get out of the house. He constantly watches over her, making sure she doesn't wander off or touch anything she shouldn't.Every day before they leave he goes to the ice cream freezer and pulls out a Magnum, unwraps it and gives it to her. Then he comes to the counter and pays for the ice cream and any groceries he needs to purchase. Lately he will stop for a minute and have a chat before he leaves. The other day he told me how they travelled Australia for 14 years working where ever they stopped. They did some amazing things and saw so much. The only reason they settled in our town was because his wife became ill., she has Alzheimer's and now needs his constant care.
Why do I notice these two elderly people in particular?  It's not unusual for people to love each other no matter how long they have been married, I know that but to look at your partner the way he does is heartbreakingly beautiful.. There is such love in that look it is almost a tangible thing that makes you want to reach out and touch it. A love like that can only make all our lives better for knowing it is there.

7 comments:

Enchanted Moments said...

Special, very special..xx

Pam said...

Just so lovely Jackie. You've done your post with such feeling and emotion. In such a way that I almost feel I'm there seeing and feeling it too. Thank you. xxx

Jenny's Craft Place said...

Thank you for such a lovely post, Jackie. Best wishes, Jenny

Chris said...

If only we could all share that kind of relationship with others the world would be a far better place...dont you think?

Very beautiful Jackie!....thanks for taking the time to notice them and for sharing their story wth us all...you certainly are a special person xxx

Val - Apple Cottage said...

What a heart wrenching story. Thank you.

Judy said...

That is so lovely Jackie......Thank you for sharing it with us. Hugz.xxx

Pieced Pastimes said...

What a lovely post. It reminds me of 'The Notebook'. How wonderful that they have shared their lives with so much love and caring. Your photo and words really captures their amazing grace.